The STEM Center for Innovation and Excellence (SCIE) was a STEM Entrepreneurship pilot program, sponsored by AT&T Aspire, which aimed to build self-efficacy in at-risk high school students through authentic, entrepreneurial experiences in STEM. Through the Entrepreneurial Community Coding Initiative (ECCI) students work in teams to learn coding. In the STEM Maker Academy (SMA) students design, build and program devices.
Entrepreneurial Community Coding Initiative (ECCI)
Students will work in teams to learn how to code. By integrating coding with English language arts and mathematics to create financial business opportunities, ECCI will focus on commercial apps, social media website integration and cybersecurity. These areas were selected because of their potential for future careers and because high school students have shown keen interests in “apps”, social media, web pages and understanding hacking.
STEM Maker Academy (SMA)
Students will learn to design, build and program devices such as drones, robots and automation systems controlled by Arduino microcontrollers and Raspberry Pi microprocessors. Students will be able to create custom automation solutions for businesses and homeowners. For instance, students could develop an outside “sweeping” drone to clean the sidewalk outside of a store.
Published on March 8th, 2017
Last updated on April 29th, 2020